Last updated:

11th January 2024

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Suggested posts and content to share to help people with the cost of living

Use these suggested posts for your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels, or other social media and newsletters. Feel free to adapt them to your own circumstances.

Use this with the social media artwork on the cost of living toolkit page.

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is one of the most used communications channels in the UK. Here’s some copy you can easily copy and paste into groups to spread the word about help options.

Copy and paste this into WhatsApp

If you’re worried about money, you can get advice and help easily. Call Citizens Advice locally on 0808 278 7958 for friendly advice on benefits, bills or other advice if you’re having a difficult time. Or visit the cost of living help hub on the council website.

How to share the audio message

We have recorded a message that we encourage you to share on WhatsApp.

If you users prefer voice notes they can listen to, follow these steps.

  1. Download the audio file from SoundCloud - select download file from the 'more' list
  2. If you're on desktop, email the file to your mobile phone with WhatsApp on it
  3. From the email, select the audio file and select the 'share' icon, then select WhatsApp. Choose the groups you want to share the audio file with
  4. Follow up with a link to the cost of living help hub

Add to your website

This copy can be added as a new page to your website to signpost support options.

Support is available to help you with the cost of living crisis.

With the rise in food and energy costs, as well as increases in rents and mortgages, this year may have been more difficult than any before.

Hundreds are relying on credit cards, borrowing from family, loans and overdrafts. If this sounds like your situation, help is available.

Check the guides for different groups:

Or get help based on the type of support you need:

Facebook and Twitter

Here are some options for copy to share on Facebook and Twitter. Don't worry if the links look long, they will shorten on the platforms.

Option one

Bills, food, energy and housing costs are all rising. Cost of living going up is affecting everyone.

Help is available if you need it.

Get support: www.wokingham.gov.uk/costoflivingtoolkit

Option Two

The cost of living crisis is impacting everyone. You can get help with bills, debts or making your money go further from Wokingham Borough Council and partners.

Call 0808 278 7958 or visit www.wokingham.gov.uk/costoflivingtoolkit2

Option Three

Worrying about rising costs? You can get help from Wokingham Borough Council advice and support on how to pay bills and keep costs down during this difficult period.

Find out more www.wokingham.gov.uk/costoflivingtoolkit3

Household Support Fund social media

Here are some options for copy to share on Facebook and Twitter to share information on the Household Support Fund.

Option one

You can get up to £240 to help with the cost of living

It can help pay for energy, food, bills and more

Apply now https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/hsftoolkit1

Option two

Struggling to buy food, pay bills and for other essentials?

The Household Support Fund could help you get up to £240 to help you

Apply now https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/hsftoolkit2

Instagram

If you use Instagram, please add the council’s cost of living pages to your profile’s bio links or link tree.

Or you could use it for a video script in a reel or story.

Instagram post

We know the #CostOfLiving crisis is affecting all of us in the Wokingham Borough, and we’re working with partners across the area and Wokingham Borough Council to help people. You can get advice on benefits, help with bills and advice other ways to make your money go further. Call 0808 278 7958 or search ‘cost of living help wokingham borough’

Newsletter or emails

Adjust this headline and copy to suit your organisation.

Help with cost of living crisis

The cost of living crisis is a growing problem locally impacting many people and families.

Paying bills, keeping people fed and keeping a roof overhead is more expensive than ever before. This will get harder as we go into the winter.

Work is taking place across Wokingham Borough to help everyone who needs it. Many are coming forward for the first time.

If you’re worried about money, you can get advice and help easily. Call Citizens Advice locally on 0808 278 7958 for friendly advice on benefits, bills or other advice if you’re having a difficult time. Or visit the cost of living help hub on the council website.

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